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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby Cactus Red » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:53 pm

Replaced the well worn Bilstien steering stabilizer today. Since the Fox shocks are doing so well, decided to use their stabilizer too. It was an easy installation. It's hard to say how the two units would compare when new, but as is, the Fox is way stiffer than the Bilstien.
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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby Cactus Red » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:21 pm

Well, it's now three weeks into repairing the lockers. After ordering a new Dumbar (two weeks to get it) they replaced it with no result. Next they say it's the wiring harness. Nuther wait to get that in, should arrive next week. Asked if they looked at the actuator in the rear diff, answer in a blank stare...

Part swapping in order of the diagram will eventually fix it.

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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby adeluca73 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:39 pm

All I can say is "Ugh", sorry
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Completed Mods: Ram door sill guards, Front air deflector, WeatherTech slimline window deflectors, DiamondBack HD cover coated w/ Line-X, Mufflex MagnaFlow muffler & Resonator delete, Opti-Coat Pro 2.0, DeeZee tailgate strut, DeeZee ¼" fitted bed mat, Factor-55: FlatLink winch hook/Shorty Strap 3.0/Hitchlink 2.5, Warn Wireless Winch Remote, Locker by-pass, AEM dry filter, Truxedo LED bed lights wired into RamBox Connector, WhiteKnuckle sliders w/ full-length diamond plate coated in Line-X, Purple Cranium rear diff guard, AEV front/rear diff cover, AEV RAI w/ pre-filter, AEV ProCal (Bootleg'd), DOR Steering Box Brace, Phillips Hi intensity LEDs in cargo lamps & back-ups, triple anti-hop shocks, Truxx PW specific front 1.5" level, AAM 4.88's, custom black-out work, Line-X front/rear bumpers & wheel flares, 37" Nitto Ridge Grapplers, Plasti-dip PW wheels Black w/ Gunmetal metalizer, FilterMag kit, AMP Research BedStep
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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby coder » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:31 pm

Cactus Red wrote:Well, it's now three weeks into repairing the lockers. After ordering a new Dumbar (two weeks to get it) they replaced it with no result. Next they say it's the wiring harness. Nuther wait to get that in, should arrive next week. Asked if they looked at the actuator in the rear diff, answer in a blank stare...

Part swapping in order of the diagram will eventually fix it.
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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby Cactus Red » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:32 pm

Almost exactly 5 years ago, two DieHard Platinum batteries were put in the truck. Today I noticed the windows were sluggish, and after isolating the rear battery, found they were at 12.32 (front G65) and 12.30 (rear G31) volts after sitting all weekend.

Those batteries are no longer available at Sears. So, two Odyssey 65-PC1750T's have been ordered to replace them. They should work better together since they are identical in size.

My isolation system is simple, just a BlueSea's switch, and the batteries are combined virtually 100% of the time.

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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby nts007 » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:36 pm

Good choice matching size. I know issues with the diesels if one Batt goes weak it kills the second. Matching sizes is also best if they are combined the majority of the time. Surprised the Sears batts have gone un available though. You must put those batts through a workout cycling them though
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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby Cactus Red » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:21 pm

My buddy Dustin drew a picture of Cactus Red for me. Done in water color pens, it's a way cool rendition of the truck.
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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby DamageWagon » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:52 pm

That's sweet!


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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby Low_Sky » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:18 pm

Thanks for sharing, CR! That's a wall hanger for sure.


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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby MikeKey » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:25 pm

Pretty damn awesome indeed.
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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby DamageWagon » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:40 pm

Remove the snow-capped mountains and we are on our way to having a Moab t-shirt picture


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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby olyelr » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:45 pm

Are those 35" hankook dynapro mt's?
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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby Cactus Red » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:13 am

100,000 miles on the truck!

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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby Colibri » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:27 pm

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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby nts007 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:19 pm

Awesome!!!!
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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby TwinStick » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:08 pm

Awesome ! How you diggin the Cooper STT Pro's ? I heard they don't last as long as the old STT's ? Can you confirm or deny that ?
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G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby Cactus Red » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:18 pm

I'm at 20k + on the tires, and I expect to get to 30k before replacing them. At that point I would guess they will be under half tread depth. Tires went into service in Nov of 2015, so if they get me thru to this Nov, I'll be very pleased. Traction is still excellent, but they are starting to talk to me at highway speeds.

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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby TwinStick » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:19 pm

How often is rotation ?
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

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Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Postby Cactus Red » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:22 pm

3000 to 3500 miles. Camber is measured at 0.6, so I get very even wear.

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